After enjoying a brief 10-day hiatus, Zuffa, LLC comes storming back with a vengeance this week. The world’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion will be hosting a pair of shows on two different coasts within a 96-hour span.
“UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier” takes place Tuesday inside Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The freebie fight card is headlined by a pivotal featherweight affair between Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung and Dustin Poirier.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicks off the festivities by streaming six preliminary bouts live at 5PM ET/2PM PT. FUEL TV broadcasts the main card at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
“Strikeforce: Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final” picks up the MMA action on Saturday. HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the finals of the company’s 265-pound tournament when Josh Barnett (Pictured) and Daniel Cormier battle it out to win this monstrosity.
A lightweight title tilt between champ Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson will co-headline the shindig.
Showtime Extreme airs the night’s four prelims starting at 8PM ET/PT, while Showtime broadcasts the main card at 10PM ET/PT. Unlike big brother UFC, only fans with access to an east coast feed will be able to watch Strikeforce’s fights live.
These are the athletes competing tomorrow:
(Facebook 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Soto
Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo
Kamal Shalorus vs. Rafael dos Anjos
TJ Grant vs. Carlo Prater
Marcus LeVesseur vs. Cody McKenzie
Dongi Yang vs. Brad Tavares
(FUEL TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald
Igor Pokrajac vs. Fabio Maldonado
Jeff Hougland vs. Yves Jabouin
Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens
Amir Sadollah vs. Jorge Lopez
Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (Three-Round Fight)
Here is the official roster for Saturday:
(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)
Quinn Mulhern vs. Yuri Villefort
Gian Villante vs. Derrick Mehmen
Virgil Zwicker vs. Guto Inocente
Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. JZ Cavalcante
(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)
Chris Spang vs. Nah-Shon Burrell
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Mike Kyle
Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce Lightweight Champion)
Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals:
Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier